America is a theocracy. Its god is money.
Until the country as a whole confronts that provable fact, literally every single other grotesque, cruel, incalculably unfair facet of its society is doomed to continue exactly as it always has.
If the US wants to clutch its pearls and cry "how could we let this happen?!", build your democracy around something other than money. Because money is what brought you here and the rest of the world is disgusted and dismayed to see it.
Staying off the birdsite for a while until the US goes through the usual performative outrage and cries to vote as though anything they do is going to lead to meaningful change within that country.
It's a grotesque culture within American society that has people fighting so hard to ensure more of this. The degree of sociopathy from those quarters is staggering and disgusting and ultimately dooms any hope of meaningful change to failure. We've seen it every other time and I'm not watching today.
Disappointingly, no option for "whoosh" as it flies overhead directly to Countdown and the power company.
Show me the lie.
Conservatism leads to abuse because conservatism *is* abuse. It is the protection of hierarchy and unearned privilege at the expense of those without power, and the protection of institutions at the expense of the people who inhabit them.
Ricky Gervais might have been funny once but it was a long time ago and most of us have forgotten.
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